WERC 2019 Annual Conference

Conference Schedule

Sessions and speakers and being finalized. Check back here often to see the program as it comes together.

Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionUnderstand Cultural Differences Between the U.S. and Its Foreign Neighbors [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionHow to Create a Culture of Safety in Your Operation [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionChemical Warehousing: Hot Topic Considerations and Solutions [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionMake Every Minute Count: Effective Time Management for Warehouse Pros [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionImplement, Measure, and Justify Supply Chain Innovation [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionEmpower Your People Through Servant Leadership [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionStrategies to Attract and Retain Drivers [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionIn a Pinch? Squeeze More Storage / Production into Less Space [More Info]
Peer-2-Peer Discussion SessionHow Good (and Bad) Leadership Impacts Operational Performance [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionThe Modern Talent War: Five Currencies You Must Pay Employees [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionStrategies to Attract and Retain Manufacturing and Warehousing Employees in Competitive Markets [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionFollow Tractor Supply's Delivery from Store Service Journey [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionYard Management System: Why It's Important to Shared Manufacturing and Distribution Operations [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionDefine and Align: Creating a Hierarchy of Distribution Metrics [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionLeveraging Labor Management Systems as Both a Process and a Program [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionUber Freight: Leveraging Technology to Expand Capacity [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionToday's Trends in Supply Chain Innovation [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionDeep-Dive Value Stream Mapping: Approach and Benefits [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionHow the National Science Foundation Supports Supply Chain Needs [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionPain Share = Gain Share: The Formula for Successful 3PL / Shipper Relationships [More Info]
Thought Leader Session30 Warehouse Improvement Ideas in 60 minutes [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionFree-Trade Zone Warehousing: A Public-Private Partnership [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionHow Adaptive Fulfillment Enables Retailers to Keep Pace with Unexpected Growth [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionMeasure Up! Embark on Your Analytics Journey Today [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionImplementing a Hybrid Approach for Customized Slotting Across a Distributed Network [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionHow to Successfully Manage Transitional Change in Health Care Supply Chains [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionRobotics and Automation: Transforming the Facility Landscape [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionWhat Supply Chain Optimization Software Can't Tell You [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionThe Keys to Driving Best-In-Class Operational Excellence [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionHow Educational Institutions are Revolutionizing Technology in Supply Chain Education [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionTransportation Teamwork: Leveraging a 3PL to Support Fast Growth and Increase Speed to Market [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionAutomated Facilities: Synchronize and Fine-Tune Flow, Labor, and Accuracy for Maximum Peak Throughput [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionHow to Stop Back and Shoulder Injuries Among Warehouse Workers and Drivers [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionTrue Story: WMS Selection in 90 Days with Under Budget Go-Live in Less Than 5 Months [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionTransportation Optimization Through Dynamic Decision-Making [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionDesign Strategies & Simulation for E-Commerce Put-Wall Systems [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionIt's a High-Risk World: Protect Your Supply Chain from Sabotage, Theft, or Terrorism [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionThe Business Case for Safety Culture [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionPartnering for Inclusivity: An Approach to Finding a New Labor Source [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionMaximize Your Warehouse Storage Capacity the Treehouse Foods Way [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionRevitalize an Existing Workforce Management Program to Achieve Peak Performance [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionGive Your Warehouse Workers Four Weeks of Vacation? Absolutely. [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionDecentralizing to Centralizing: Global Warehousing Strategies in a Heavily Regulated, Union Environment [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionHow to Use the WERC Toolbox to Improve Operations [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionUse the Army's "Command Philosophy" to Develop Your Personal "Leader Philosophy" [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionHuman + Machine: Deploying Collaborative Robotic Picking Strategies [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionWhere Have You Been All My Life? Partnering with a 3PL for the First Time. [More Info]
Thought Leader SessionMoving Freight in the Age of Big Data [More Info]
Sunday 04/28/2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pmNetworkingRegistration Open
1:30 pm - 4:30 pmSpecialOptional Activity TBA
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmSpecialBeer Logic [More Info]
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmNetworkingKick Start Welcome Reception [More Info]
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmNetworkingSunday Night Meet & Eat [More Info]
Monday 04/29/2019
7:00 am - 5:30 pmNetworkingRegistration Open
7:00 am - 8:00 amNetworkingBuffet Breakfast [More Info]
7:00 am - 8:00 amNetworkingWomen @ WERC Kick-Off: Breakfast and Networking
8:00 am - 9:00 amThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
9:15 am - 10:15 amThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
10:15 am - 10:45 amNetworkingNetworking Break
10:45 am - 11:45 amGeneral SessionGeneral Session
11:45 am - 1:45 pmNetworkingSolutions Center Lunch
1:45 pm - 4:30 pmFacility TourFacility Tours
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmNetworkingNetworking Break
3:30 pm - 4:30 pmThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
4:30 pm - 6:30 pmNetworkingSolutions Center Reception
Tuesday 04/30/2019
7:00 am - 4:30 pmNetworkingRegistration Open
7:00 am - 7:40 amNetworkingBreakfast
7:40 am - 8:45 amGeneral SessionGeneral Session
9:00 am - 10:00 amThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
10:00 am - 10:30 amNetworkingNetworking Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
11:30 am - 1:30 pmNetworkingSolutions Center Lunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFacility TourFacility Tours
1:45 pm - 2:45 pmThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmNetworkingNetworking Break
3:15 pm - 4:15 pmThought Leader & P2P Sessions TBA
1:30 pm - 5:00 pmSpecialExecutive Summit
4:30 pm - 6:30 pmNetworkingNetWERCing Reception
Wednesday 05/01/2019
7:30 am - 9:30 amNetworkingRegistration Open
8:00 am - 8:40 amNetworkingBreakfast
8:40 am - 9:30 amGeneral SessionClosing General Session